Pontevedra (Galicia)

Pontevedra (Galicia)

Max. Summer temp. : 25.6 ºC
Min. Winter temp.: 6 ºC
Average rainfall: 1,691 mm annually
Average sunshine: 2,223 hours annually

Rías Baixas DO

The spectacular success of Rías Baixas' fragrant, fruity white wines since winning DO status in 1988 has given Galician winemaking a new spirit of optimism.

The harnessing of modern technology has also been a key influence in the region's other DOs. Producers range from modern cooperatives to small-scale artesanal producers- here called adegas, the Galician name for bodegas- some of whom now make 'signature' wines of astonishing quality and complexity.

The wider, mass-market success of young Albariño has encouraged winemakers to start experimenting with new techniques.

Regulatory Council

Consejo Regulador DO Rías Baixas
Plaza de la Petriera (Edificio Mugartegui), nº10
36002 Pontevedra
Tel.: +34 986 854 850

Spanish Ministry of Agriculture

Regulatory Council, Rías Baixas PDO

Area under vine
4,077 ha.
Altitude of vineyards
0-300 m.
Soil types
Sandy with a granitic base.
Principal grapes (w)
Albariño, Loureira Blanca, Treixadura and Caiño Blanca.
Principal grapes (r)
Caiño Tinto, Espadeiro, Loureira Tinta and Sousón.
Maximum crop
12,000 kg/ha Albariño; 11,000 Caíño tinto; 12,500 kg/ha others
70 % (whites), 72 % (reds)
Production 2013
167,937 hl
Production 2014
199,949 hl
Production 2015
195,709 hl